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Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Original Game Soundtrack)

by Ryan Ike

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    Artwork: Kellan Jett ( www.kellanjett.com )

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    Double Vinyl Edition
    180-gram Black Vinyl
    Deluxe Gatefold Sleeve
    Copy of Game (Steam Code)
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    Laced Records, in partnership with Dim Bulb Games and Good Shepherd Entertainment, bring you the Where The Water Tastes Like Wine (Original Soundtrack) on deluxe double vinyl. The release includes 21 tracks from the game’s composer Ryan Ike, featuring an array of special contributors.

    This limited release is pressed on double 180g black vinyl packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and includes a copy of the game and digital soundtrack.

    TRACKLISTING
    Disc 1 Side A
    Soulsucker Blues
    Breathe the Black
    Vagrant Song (Deep South)
    Miles of Smiles
    Curandera

    Disc 1 Side B
    From This Field I Wish To Rise
    Shining Isles of Ivory
    Vagrant Song (Appalachia)
    Noodle It Out
    This Trench Was Dug For Me
    Rail Hoppin’

    Disc 2 Side A
    Vagrant Song (Midwest)
    Dust to Dust
    Read ‘Em And Weep
    The Road Remembers
    Vagrant Song (Southwest)

    Disc 2 Side B
    Tear It Down
    White Rider
    Root and Rise
    Vagrant Song (Northwest)
    Heavy Hands


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The original soundtrack for Dim Bulb Games’ Where The Water Tastes Like Wine. Featuring well over a dozen live performers and songs ranging the breadth of American music, from folk to bluegrass to big band jazz. Like America itself, this album is one big story, woven of many small ones.

"Working on this soundtrack has been a dream come true for a lot of reasons. I've always been really interested in how music can change and take on a life of its own as people share it, and getting to explore that idea with WTWTLW's world map theme (which shifts styles and influences depending on where you are in the country) was awesome.

I'm also a big fan of how people from different backgrounds can come together to form one musical culture. I think American Folk music is one of the best examples of that, and writing this soundtrack meant I got to work with a ton of amazing performers from all over the country, including many I've been wanting an excuse to hire for a long time. Working on this game really crossed a lot of stuff off my musical bucket list!" - Ryan Ike

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released February 28, 2018

"Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (Original Game Soundtrack)" was made possible by the following individuals:

Ryan Ike: Composer
Joshua Du Chene: Mastering Engineer
Kellan Jett: Album art


©Ⓟ 2018 Materia Collective LLC under exclusive license from Ryan Ike

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/where-the-water-tastes-like-wine-original-game-soundtrack

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Track Name: Soulsucker Blues
Well, I got a fire in me
Don’t come from up above
Yeah I got debts to pay
But not the ones you’re thinkin’ of
And all of that fame and fortune
Bought me a hell of a lot to lose
But you ain’t gonna hear my cryin’
‘Cause I got that Soulsucker Blues

Well, I met a man ‘bout town
Smile as white as death
eyes like rollin’ dice
and easy bargains on his breath
He said you don’t need that pain, child
But how ‘bout somethin’ you could really use?
Yeah you ain’t gonna want for nothin’
When you get that Soulsucker Blues

Now I got a crater in my chest
This hole ain’t gonna heal
And the sting of guitar strings
is ‘bout the only thing I feel
And if there were second chances
I don’t know which way I would choose
Yeah the thing about “down and out” is
I need this Soulsucker Blues
Track Name: Vagrant Song (Deep South)
Well, I’m gonna scrawl my name
On the bare bones of the earth
I’m gonna dig my heels
Into the ground

‘Cause when that ferryman comes
For to tally up my worth
I won’t leave much to find
That can be found

Well, I’m gonna heft my spade
Up upon my wearied back
I’m gonna keep last rites
Tucked in my soul

‘Cause when my coals burn low
And my train’s run outta track
Won’t be no one else
To dig my hole

Well, I
Got no companion
‘Cept the wind
And the sea

And when I’m
Cold and empty
They’re the ones
Who’ll bury me

Well, I’m gonna cast my stones
O’er the waters of this land
And by and by,
I’ll see them far and long

And when the night come down
For to take me hand in hand
This will be my tale
My Vagrant Song

Yeah, this will be my tale
My Vagrant Song
Track Name: Vagrant Song (Appalachia)
Well, I’m gonna scrawl my name
On the bare bones of the earth
I’m gonna dig my heels
Into the ground

‘Cause when that ferryman come
For to tally up my worth
I won’t leave much behind
To drag me down

Well, I’m gonna heft my spade
Up upon my wearied back
I’m gonna keep last rites
Tucked in my soul

‘Cause when my coals burn low
And my train’s run outta track
Won’t be no one else
To dig my hole

Well, I
Got no companion
‘Cept the wind
And the sea

And when I’m
Cold and empty
They’re the ones
Who’ll bury me

Well, I’m gonna cast my stones
O’er the waters of this land
And by and by,
I’ll see them far and long

‘Cause when the night come down
For to take me hand in hand
This will be my tale
My Vagrant Song
Track Name: Vagrant Song (Midwest)
Well, I’m gonna scrawl my name
On the bare bones of the earth
I’m gonna dig my heels
Into the ground

‘Cause when that ferryman comes
For to tally up my worth
I won’t leave much to find
That can be found

Well, I’m gonna heft my spade
Up upon my wearied back
I’m gonna keep last rites
Tucked in my soul

‘Cause when my coals burn low
And my train’s run outta track
Won’t be no one else
To dig my hole

Well, I
Got no companion
‘Cept the wind
And the sea

And when I’m
Still and empty
They’re the ones
Who’ll bury me

Well, I’m gonna cast my stones
O’er the waters of this land
And by and by,
I’ll seed them far and long

And when the night comes ‘round
For to take me hand in hand
This will be my tale
Vagrant Song

This will be my tale
My Vagrant Song
Track Name: Tear it Down
Goin’ down to the river
Gonna cleanse my soul
Goin’ down to the river
Gonna cleanse my soul
That current gonna take firm hold of me
That water gonna make me whole
Goin’ down to the river
I’m gonna cleanse my soul

Won’t heed temptation
I just walk on by
Won’t heed temptation
I just walk on by
Yeah the devil gonna lay his snare for me
But his power I will deny
Won’t heed temptation
Just walk on by

And when they try to throw a wall up
We gonna tear it down
Yeah they try to throw a wall up
We gonna tear it down
We gonna drive the hurt and heartache out
With a wild and righteous sound
And when they try to throw a wall up
We gonna tear it down
Track Name: Vagrant Song (Southwest)
Pues voy a rayar mi nombre
En los huesos de la tierra
Clavare mis tacones
Entre el suelo

Porque cuando la calaca regrese
A medir mi valor
No habrá mucho por hallar
Dejado hallado

Pues voy a cargar mi pala
En mi espalda agotada
Voy a guardar mi ruego
Entre mi suela

Pues cuando mi llama llegue hasta abajo
Y a mí tren se le acabe guía
No va a ver nadie más
Quien cave mi oyó

Pues yo
No tengo amigo
Más que el viento
Y el mar

I cuando este
Frio y falta
Estos son
Los que me enterraran

¡Que me entierran!
Pues, voy a tirar estas piedras
Sobre las aguas de esta tierra
Y más tardar llegaran fuera de aquí

Porque cuando caiga la noche
Llega por mí y me toma con el
Este será mi cuento
Mi Canción del Vago
Track Name: White Rider
I was three days’ ride from Tulsa
En route to Santa Fe
And there beneath the blazing sun
My horse began to sway

Was then I heard a thunderous sound
Come risin’ up behind
The hoofbeats of twelve horsemen
Their course locked on to mine

White Rider
White Rider
Ain’t fixin’ for to join your fated line

White Rider
White Rider
Don’t come to claim me ‘fore I had my time

Was four days’ ride from Tulsa
The Riders still in tow
They were dressed in white from toe to tip
Pale horses trod below

And last among their number
A chilling sight to see
The thirteenth horse lay empty
with a saddle meant for me

White Rider
White Rider
Ain’t fixin’ for to join your fated line

White Rider
White Rider
Don’t come to claim me ‘fore I had my time

Was five day’s ride from Tulsa
When I pitched into the sand
My legs gave out, my body lacked
the strength enough to stand

The Horsemen moved upon me then
Their leader to my side
Said “Son, I think the time has come
To saddle up and Ride.”

White Rider
White Rider
Well, day will come we all will join that line

White Rider
White Rider
They come to claim me now I had my time

Now I had my time
Track Name: Heavy Hands
If I turn my eyes
From these cold blue skies
Won’t stay my worry
Won’t calm or quell

I can say my piece
I can barter my tale
Won’t ease my burden
But I might as well

There’s a Heavy Hand
Laid across this land
And it steers my journey
And it guides my pen

Press on, head high
‘Til the ink has run dry
‘Cause my story ain’t like
To wind home again

Well, I’ll beat my drum
‘Til my last day come
Or the mountain meets the sea

Yeah, the earth will shake
But the boughs she break
Won’t put no fear in me

‘Cause I see a land on high
So I pen my final line

Sky will shimmer and sun will shine
Where the water tastes like wine

Well, I’ve wandered ‘round
And there’s a code I found
Says a gentle manner
And a righteous way

This pair you’ll need
If you follow this creed
She’ll see you through
Until the judgement day

But there ain’t no law
Under tooth and claw
In the nest of vipers
Or the lion’s den

You can holler and wail
‘Til the echo goes stale
Ain’t way nor manner
Gonna save you then

But I’ll beat my drum
‘Til my last day come
Or the mountain meets the sea

Yeah, the earth will shake
But the boughs she break
Won’t put no fear in me

‘Cause I see a land on high
So I pen my final line

Well, stories end and I’m closin’ mine
Where the water tastes like wine

So when the waters still
And you feel that thrill
For the open trail
Has slipped away

When the words won’t flow
When your fingers run slow
And the song you carry
Goes dull and gray.

Well, there’s a place I seen
Where the soul burns clean
And the verse it’s singin’
Rings pure and true

So cry no more
You just open that door
These shores of plenty
Gonna welcome you

And I beat my drum
‘Til my last day come
Or the mountain meets the sea

Yeah, the earth will shake
But the boughs she break
Won’t put no fear in me

‘Cause I see a land on high
So I pen my final line

I’ve said my fill and I’m feelin’ fine
Where the water tastes like wine

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